|'The Journalism of Exception'
Or What Foreign Correspondents Do All Day,
and Wouldn't a Job in PR Offer Better Benefits
By Al Laranjeiro
"The difference between journalists and other people is that other people spend their lives running from violence, tragedy and horror and we spend ours trying to get in on it...I long for stray mortar rounds, typhus epidemics, starving babies at the very least. Please understand, this isnít courage or a desire to tell the world the truth. Itís sloth. Nothing makes an easier lead sentence than a stray mortar round hitting a starving baby in a typhus hospital. That is Pulitzer stuff."
Last Update: April 16, 2000
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